Mark Wilson Meunier was born in 1949 in South Hadley, Massachusetts. When he was a teenager he moved with his family to Washington DC, where he attended college as an art major. He returned to Massachusetts in the 1970s where he taught himself to paint in the exacting medium of egg tempera. Meunier sees painting as a continuous learning process and has recently begun incorporating an oil glaze to create more saturated color in his trademark crisp and incredibly detailed paintings. He explores a wide variety of subjects in his work, including landscapes, forest scenes, seascapes, botanicals, pastries, figures, and still lifes.
Meunier has been refining and perfecting his unique painting skills for more than 35 years. He has won numerous awards and earned national recognition along the way. His paintings have been featured on public television and in many magazines, including American Artist, American Art Collector, Cape Cod, and Yankee. Meunier enjoys his studio and home in rural Leverett, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife, dog, and three cats. In addition to his painting, he finds time for making his own frames, woodworking, maple sugaring, golfing, and playing bottleneck guitar.